Seminar on ‘Hindi punarjaagaran aur Dwivedi Yugeen kavita’ held

RONO HILLS, 15 Jul: A national seminar on ‘Hindi punarjaagaran aur Dwivedi Yugeen kavita’ was conducted by the Hindi department of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Thursday.

Addressing the seminar, Rajasthan University Dean Prof Nand Kishor Pandey said that “the very concept of poets of the Dwivedian era in India as a nation was ‘Akhand Bharat’ and not a cut-throat India.” He said that “the concern of human value, social harmony and humanity were the main concern of the poetry of the Dwivedian era.”

Raipur-based Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukl University vice chancellor Prof Kesari Lal Varma emphasized on “looking deeply into the poetry of the Dwivedian era as the Hindi renaissance.” He said that literature “not only discusses the present but also defines the future of the society.

“Therefore, emotional attachment, belongingness and togetherness are very necessary for the society. When there is lack of unity in the society, only then the compositions of the poets work to establish mutual harmony and coordination among them,” Prof Varma said.

RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha said that a detailed interpretation of literature is necessary for any society.

“At the same time, one must narrate the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical discourses of national importance in our discussion to guide the society to better dimensions,” he said.

RGU’s Languages Faculty Dean Prof Oken Lego said that the event was “a good tool to understand the poetry of the Dwivedian era in the light of the Hindi renaissance.”

RGU Pro-VC Prof Amitav Mitra, Registrar Dr NT Rikam and Hindi Department Head Prof Shyam Shankar Singh also spoke.